Need Docs for XT RAM Board...

William Donzelli wdonzelli at
Fri Nov 17 14:46:14 CST 2006

> so if you presumably (probably? possibly?) eliminate
> any heat getting to the ic's innards by the method I
> described, you're likely doing no damage to it?

The better option is to heat the chip up reasonably slowly - when I
strip a chip from a board (I use a solder pot), I will just warm the
part in question up a bit. When the solder pot hits the pins, the
internal structures of the chip will not get a big jolt. This is quite
similar to how the big pick and place solder machines work on a
factory floor.

Of course the thing to do is to not need to use a pulled part in the
first place, but sometimes that is not really an option with rare
chips. Just keep in mind that a solder pulled chip is a weaker device
than one factory new, and that latent failures lie within.


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